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On-Demand Webinar

Multi-Material Processing in AM

July 29, 2021

About the Webinar:

This webinar aims to provide an overview on multi-material processing by means of laser-based powder bed fusion of metals. Relevant in-process technologies to produce metal multi-material parts are introduced. Moreover, core challenges regarding pre-processing and post-processing of metal multi-material parts are described. Furthermore, realized case studies are presented which specifically illustrate the potential of metal multi-material AM. The outline of the course will include:

  • Short introduction of state of the art in multi-material processing at Fraunhofer IGCV
  • Fundamentals of multi-material processing by means of laser-based powder bed fusion of metals
  • Challenges along the process chain
    • Pre-process
    • In-process
    • Post-process
  • Case Studies
  • Summary and outlook

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this webinar the attendees will achieve the following

  • Understanding of potentials and challenges of multi-material processing by means of powder bed AM processes
  • Overview on pre-processing and post-processing
  • Knowledge about specific case studies

Who Should Attend:

Manufacturing Engineers, Research Engineers, AM Process Engineers


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Seidel’s current positions include:

  • Full Professor for Manufacturing Technologies and Additive Manufacturing (since 09/19) at University of Applied Science Munich
  • Head of AM (since 03/18) at Fraunhofer Institute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV
  • Independent Munich-based Management consultant on AM (since 12/14)
  • Chairman of ISO Technical Committee 261 “Additive Manufacturing” (since 01/19)
  • Member at Large, ASTM F42 Executive Committee (since 01/20)
  • Convenor to German Association of Engineers (VDI) Committee on “Environment Health and Safety Issues in Additive Manufacturing” (since 04/16)
  • Appointed expert in steering committees of DIN and VDI to coordinate standardization activities in the field of AM and manufacturing technologies in general
  • Relevant prior positions include:
  • 03/18 to 09/19: Director for Strategy and Institute Development
  • 07/14 to 03/18: Head of Department “Components and Processes” at Fraunhofer IGCV
  • 07/14 to 12/18: Member of the Management Board at Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb) of Technical University of Munich (TUM) and in charge of the “Cluster for Additive Manufacturing” within TUM

Seidel studied Mechanical Engineering at University Stuttgart, TUM and Stellenbosch University (South Africa). He received a doctorate from TUM for his doctoral thesis in the field of Powder Bed Fusion. He gathered industry experience at Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH (machine tool manufacturer, Nuertingen, Stuttgart area) and MTU Aero Engines (aero engine components manufacturer, Munich).

Multi-material AM has been in his research focus since 2014. Since 2017, he is heading research projects with a total volume of more than 20 million Euro on this particular topic.

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